Tests & Screenings

Proper identification of your hand or wrist condition is one of the most important steps in effective treatment. At The Hospitals of Providence, we offer a wide-range of tests and screenings at our hospital locations or our fully equipped Imaging Centers. See below for common diagnostic tests and screenings. 

Ready to pinpoint the cause of your hand & wrist symptoms? Start by calling 915-577-8467 (THOP) to connect with one of our physicians or use the physician finder tool below.

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Physical exam

Physicians will perform physical exams to check affected hand, wrist and elbow areas for tenderness, swelling, deformity, nerve damage, range of motion, open wounds and impaired blood flow.

Do you have questions about this diagnostic test? Connect with a physician in your area.

MRI

A physician will perform an MRI to detect soft tissue injury and abnormalities in the hand, wrist or elbow area. The MRI allows for greater sensitivity and specificity than conventional imaging techniques.

Do you have questions about this diagnostic test? Connect with a physician in your area.

CT scan

CT stands for Computer Tomography. A physician takes a CT scan of a patient to obtain more detailed, cross-sectional digital images of the hand, wrist or elbow.

Do you have questions about this diagnostic test? Connect with a physician in your area.

X-rays

An x-ray machine emits electromagnetic waves (radiation) that go through the hand, wrist or elbow so a physician can see images of the patient’s injury.

Do you have questions about this diagnostic test? Connect with a physician in your area.
 

Your next step: let The Hospitals of Providence connect you with a physician in your area

Call 915-577-8467 (THOP) to find an orthopedic specialist in your area or use the links below to learn more.

You can also read more about tests and screenings in our health library.